Public Celebrations - 4 July 2018
The NHS turned 70 on 5 July 2018. Our 70th birthday was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and to say a special thank you to the extraordinary NHS staff.
Enfield CCG worked closely with the Over 50s Forum to plan and fund a special celebration event for NHS 70 on 4 July 2018.
The event was planned to combine a talk on the history of the NHS by Steve Iliffe, Professor of Primary Care for Older People at University College London with information stalls related to the national pledges that patients were asked to be involved in to improve their health and to protect the NHS, along with music, a sing-along, lunch and a beautiful cake.
We invited members of the Over 50s Forum, Patient Participation Groups, NHS partner organisations, local Councillors, MPs and Enfield Council to this ticket only event.
Guests enjoyed some jazz music as they signed in.
Monty Meth, lifetime president of the NHS opened the event.
John Wardell, Chief Officer welcomed everyone to on behalf of NHS Enfield CCG.
Steve Iliffe gave a talk on the history of the NHS.
We sang Happy Birthday to the NHS and Monty Meth, John Wardell, and Dr Monty Meth cut our beautiful NHS 70 cake.
Enfield Community Singers led a sing-along of music from every decade of the last 70 years.
Guests enjoyed a lovely lunch and a chance to look around the stalls, which covered the key NHS 70 pledges:
- "I will attend all my NHS appointments and sign up for GP online services at my practice.I will only order medicines that I need, and I will check what medicines I have before re-ordering." - GP online
- "I will call NHS 111 when I need medical help fast but it’s not life threatening."- NHS 111
- I will visit my local pharmacist for advice on minor health concerns I will always take medicines according to the instructions or as advised. I will only take antibiotics when they are advised by a healthcare professional. - Over the counter medicines/pharmacy team
- I will be more active, such as going for a brisk walk for 10 continuous minutes a day. I will eat more healthily, such as adding more fruit and vegetables to my diet and reducing sugar. I will not regularly exceed 14 units of alcohol a week. - Public Health Enfield
Thank you to all the NHS and Council staff who volunteered at the event and at our information stalls.
A special thank you also to our Chair Dr Mo Abedi and our Medical Director Dr Mateen Jiwani who provided blood pressure testing at the event.
Staff party - 5 July 2018
Enfield CCG celebrated with a tea party for staff on 5 July 2018. One of our staff members was also celebrating 40 years in the NHS and gave us a talk about his career and how the NHS has developed over the last four decades!
We donated the money from sales of our cakes to the North Middlesex Hospital's charity fund for the benefit of our local patients.